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- Section 2 Chicugo Tribune, Thursday, April 6, 1972 'Little Tramp9 Triumphs V II ft"V K 1 Paging People Chaplin Savors His 'Renaissance1 eft H by Eleanor Page Tennis. on a Rooftop THERE IS "tennis on the root" above "Fiddler on the Roof" at the McClurg Court Theater, (or Hint is where the three outdoor tennis courts of the new McClurg Court Sports Center are located, And below them Ibut above the theater are three indoor courts. Workmen wore painting the walls of the center's three handball courts and laying carpeting on the circular entrance stairs up to the minute that Dorothy Mrs. Samuel Haber, chairman, and members of the Crystal Ball committee arrived last night to preview the facility and to launch the sale of program advertising for the ball Dec. 9 at the Drake Hotel. But Herbert Locb, advertising chairman, had a tough time getting attention away from the courts, the swimming pool, the saunas, and other attractions of the center. "The tennis courts have the best lighting of any indoor ones anywhere," said Steve Levenson, assistant director, as he pointed out the 40-foot ceiling to guests watching an exhibition match. Artificial turf, live trees, and a putting green will go on the terraces surrounding the pool and the upper gallery and bar. The gallery overlooks the handball courts. Memberships are available to McClurg Court apartment tenants and, at higher rates, to the public. THE SCHOLARSHIP and Guidance Association Is other was Paulette Goddard, Charlie's wife from 1935-1941. Upstairs guests listened to an orchestra playing themes from Chaplin movies including "Eternally" from "Limelight" and "Smile" from "Modern Times." Looking for celebrities was more fun than sipping champagne. It would be hard to say who wasn't there. Guests ranged from Dick Cavett and Johnny Carson to Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal, the latter escorting Joanne Woodward. Earlier, all had stood when lights first shone on Charlie sitting in the balcony. A wild ovation went on for several minutes. Then the credits for "The Idle Class" went up on the screen. In a few minutes, everyone was applauding the credit "Charlie Chaplin," whenever it appeared. It was hard to reconcile the agile, dark-eyed, dark-haired, "Little Tramp" on the screen with the rotund, white-haired, watery-blue-eyed man in the balcony. The second film was Charlie's first feature length film "The Kid," also made in 1921. The second star of the film BY CAROL KRAMER Well) York C "HE WON'T leave!" a security guard exclaimed as Charlio Chaplin, sitting in the most conspicuous part of Philharmonic Hall, stayed on to enjoy the gala In his honor. It was early Wednesday morning and Charlie sat with his wife, Oona O'Neill, some American cousins, and the star of his 1953 movie, "Limelight," Claire Bloom. He was sipping gin and tonic, playing with a bowler hat. Outside, people not able to afford the $100 to $250 tickets for the benefit of the Film Society of Lincoln Cen-t e r , pressed their noses against the plate-glass windows. Once in a while, Charlie would wave and blow a kiss. Inside, while six policemen, several publicists, and a bevy of plainclothes guards tried to "protect" him, movie stars lined up like groupies, hoping for a handshake or even an autograph. Some were old friends, very demure Lillian Gish and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., his handsome nose bandaged from a recent operation. An- TRIBUNEOave Nntrom Cochairmen Mrs. Fredrick Prince from left, Mrs. Daniel Bcnninghovcn, and Mrs. William Wood-Prince in the red costumes the waitresses will wear May 2 when the Flaming Sally Night Club in the Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel opens with a benefit for the Junior Auxiliary of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Chief Chef Roland Schncffer serves some of the New Orleans dishes the club will feature. Charlie Chaplin arrives at Lincoln Center. His Brilliant Coup Saves a Contract THE ALUMNAE diamond to the jack put North in to lead a fourth club. East discarded a diamond and declarer ruffed with the five of trumps. The was Jackie Coogan, who had refused several invitations to attend the gala. Now 58, bald, and pot-bellied, Coogan probably didn't want people to ask, "What happened?" He grew up. I cried along at the end with many others. And I also caught a glimpse of Lita Grey, Charlie's second wife playing "The Flirting Angel" in a dream sequence. But before you could get too misty , over the film, Charlie was speaking. "First I thank you for your wonderful applause and reception. It is so gratifying to know I have so many friends," he said in his fast British accent. "This is my renaissance," he said, accenting the second syllable. "I am born again. It's very difficult for me to speak tonight because I'm very emotional." He was right. It was an emotional evening. Chaplin left the United States 20 years ago, bitter because the House Committee on Un-American Activities had suggested he was associated with Communists and because the Attorney General, James P. McGranery, announced that Chaplin, the subject of a 1943 paternity suit, would have to prove his "moral worth" before he could reenter the country. Charlie went to Switzerland instead, made a few more movies and with Oona, daughter of Eugene O'Neill, reared eight children. Now he was back, assuring all who asked, that he was no longer bitter. "Life is a tragedy when seen in closeup, but a comedy in long-shot," is a Chaplin quote that Richard Roud, director of the New York Film Festival, borrowed to introduce the program notes for the gala. Clitajo TrlbM Prt Servlttl BY CHARLES H. GOREN East-West vulnerable. East deals. NORTH A 10 8 4 3 V Q2 0 K J 4 A A K 7 6 Bridge WEST A J 9 7 2 S 10 li 0 7 52 9 S 4 2 EAST A A K Q PAJ.7 C JO 8 6 3 Q J 10 ace Of diamonds followed by the queen over to the king set up the following end position at trick 11: NORTH A 10 P Q2 0 Void A Void "There's been a terrible breukdown in respect for the old established values lately." WEST EAST A Void ? AJ7 0 Void A Void A J V 10 6 0 Void A Void SOUTH scooping the Ravinia Festival Association by holding a gala dinner and benefit at Ravinia Park a week before the official festival opening. That's because the scholarship and guidance group has taken the opening night June 20 of the Joffrey Ballet for a benefit, and the ballet company's appearance here will precede instead of follow the festival as in the past. Hobby Mrs. Howard Shank, benefit chairman, was hostess to a jubilant group of committee workers at luncheon yesterday to announce benefit plans. Tickets will cost from $12.50 to $100 each, and there'll be a gourmet dinner in the park marquee before the performance for an extra $12.50 "drinks included!" said Hobby. The Juvenile Protective Association has a new, temporary designation for its initials that it hopes will hold true for its benefit performance by the Joffrey Ballet June 22. For that night, JPA will stand for "just perfect attendance," it is hoped by Mrs. Newton N. Minow and Mrs. Alan S. Ganz of the Women's Board. IF YOU like fresh oysters, soft-shelled crabs, duck a 1'orange, and Creole chicken gumbo, get $30 and your best girl together for Tuesday night, May 2, when Flaming Sally's, a New Orleans French Quarter-type restaurant and night club will be opened in the Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel as a benefit for the Junior Auxiliary of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Over cocktails and a sampling of New Orleans goodies yesterday in the Presidential suite of the hotel, Mrs. Frederick H. Prince IV and Mrs. Daniel Bcnninghovcn, cochairmen, said there will be a cash bar for cocktails starting at 6 p. m. an auction of vintage wines from such famed New Orleans restaurants as Brennan's and Antoinc's, and "good Dixieland jazz." Books Today Crime on My Hands Reviews by Alice Cromie SUSPENSE WRITERS either keep one jump ahead of headlines or right in stride beside the chief newsmakers. It's no surprise then to find that Virgil Tibbs, the Los Angeles detective who made his debut in "In the Heat of the Night" and was the Jackie Robinson of detective fiction, is dealing with the Chinese in "Five Pieces of Jade," by John Ball Little, Brown, $5.95. An elderly and wealthy Mr. Wang Is found dead in his Pasadena home. His corpse has been decorated by an arrangement of rare jade including the Ya-Chang ritual knife which is embedded in his heart. His protege, Yomeko, is a fetching ainofto, half-black, half Japanese, with the best features of both races, and the best of both worlds in having had an Oriental protector to leave her his fortune with the black and beautiful Tibbs to help her keep it. "The Whisper in the Glen," by P. M. Hubbard Athene-um, $4.95, is much ado about a highland village in the North of Scotland, the faculty of a school, a few worn out marriages, an unlikely love affair, and the ages old differences of the Scots and the English. The atmosphere is excellently drawn, fortunately, since the starkness of the terrain seems to have the greatest effect on most of the characters. The "whisper in the glen" is the local grapevine, or bush telegraph, as the headmaster calls it: "They say that if you set out early in the morning and drive to the other end of the glen, the first person you meet will know what you had for breakfast." Despite this, warning, the restless newcomer wife throws herself at the local laird with rather surprising results. Hubbard is expert at depicting characters you will believe, and be glad to leave when the tale is done, Passport to the Supernatural: An Occult Compendium from All Ages & Many Lands," by Bernhardt J. Hurwood Taplinger, $7.50, is a potpourri of the eerie. It deals with all manner of ghosties and ghoulies, Babylonian vampires, Chinese fox-maidens, Japanese vampire, cats, Maori Spirits, dyb-buks, devils, amorous incubi and succubi, werewolves, the "real-life Dracula," and two of the oldest ghost stories on record. If it goes bump or whoosh in the night or bites you on the neck and is bigger than a ehigger, it's here. For those who haven't developed the screaming-meemies, there's a selected bibliography with at least one lulu of a title on it. Who could resist a book called "Witches and Fishes?" It's by Sir Hesketh Bell and published in London, 1948. A Void V K98 0 Void A Void The ten of spades was led, and in desperation, East ruffed in with the jack of hearts, in the hope that West's trump holding was as good as the 10-8. South was in command, however, and overruffed with the king as West helplessly followed suit. The nine of hearts was returned. West covered with the ten, North played the queen and East won with the ace. South's eight of hearts took the final trick. He lost two spades and only one heart on the deal. SOUTH A 65 V K 9 8 5 4 3 0 A Q 9 A 5 3 The bidding: East South West North 1 NT 2 Pass 4 ? Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Deuce of A South's aggressive two heart overcall over East's opening one no trump bid-landed the former in a four heart contract that appeared to be doomed to fail inasmuch as the lay of the cards subjects declarer to the loss of two spade tricks and two hearts. South, however, uncovered a brilliant coup to develop a successful end position. West led the deuce of spades and East won the first trick with the queen. He continued with the king and ace, South ruffing the third round with the three of hearts. Inasmuch as declarer had lost the first two tricks, his only chance to make the contract was to confine his trump losers to one. This appears possible only if West holds the acc-doubleton in hearts By leading out to North's queen and then a small one back, ducking the return to West, the ace will fall if the latter has the desired holding. South realized that this hope was impossible if East's one no trump bid were to be given credence, inasmuch as there was no way to get the latter up to 16 points without including the ace of hearts among his assets. The only chance then was to find his opponent with a specific distribution 3-3-4-3 and he planned his campaign accordingly. The ace and king of clubs were cashed and a third round led and trumped with the four of hearts. A small GOOD HUMOR TRUCK. INTRODUCING GJcwaway. 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